Species Parapenaeopsis stylifera

Sarada, P T (2013) Species Parapenaeopsis stylifera. In: Handbook of Marine Prawns of India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 297-318.

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    Parapenaeopsis stylifera (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) is a commercially important medium sized prawn of the Indo-Pacific waters. This is a littoral species but known to occur up to 90 m depth in the western Indian ocean (Miquel, 1984). The genus Parapenaeopsis constitutes twenty three species. In India, 11 species have been recorded namely Parapenaeopsis stylifera (H. Milne Edwards, 1837), P. sculptilis (Heller, 1862), P. hardwickii (Miers, 1878), P. tenella, (Bate, 1888), P. cornuta (Kishinouye, 1900), P. acclivirostris Alcock, 1905; P. maxillipedo Alcock, 1906; P. nana Alcock, 1905; P. uncta Alcock, 1905; P. indica Muthu, 1972; and P. longirostris Chanda & Bhattacharya, 2004. All these species are marine, except P. cornuta and P. indica which are mainly found in the mouths of the estuaries and rarely in the sea.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Parapenaeopsis stylifera; prawn fisheries
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Tuticorin
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 08:29
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9406

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